Covid loan repayment hammers millions of businesses

CNN — At Teddy Restaurant & The Bully Bar near downtown Washington, DC, business has never been the same since the pandemic hit. “It’s very difficult,” said owner Alan Popovsky. “I will still be climbing the hill for a while. Probably for the rest of my life. The pandemic has closed two of Popovsky’s four … Read more

China to end Covid restrictions and quarantine for international travelers

New York CNN — China will drop quarantine requirements for all passengers arriving from outside the country’s borders from January 8, 2023, its top health authority announced on Monday. The country will also remove all other restrictive Covid measures for travellers, including quarantines for positive patients and contact tracing. Authorities said the new policy was … Read more

Physical fitness a demographic turning point

Newswise — Sedentary behavior, large waist circumference and older age: these factors are clearly associated with lower physical fitness in people aged 50 to 64. In a study with over 5,000 participants, investigating the correlations in detail, major fitness disparities are shown. Physical fitness is an essential factor for performance in sport, but also for … Read more

Why Planet Fitness Hasn’t Raised Its Monthly Gym Price by $10 in 30 Years

New York CNN Business — A gym membership in the United States usually costs around $50 per month. Boutique gyms and high-intensity classes run doubles and triples. Planet Fitness, however, has offered monthly $10 memberships for 30 years. The no-frills gym chain hasn’t raised the price, making it one of the few things that still … Read more

Can Bob Iger Fix Disney?

New York CNN Business — Bob Iger is returning to Disney as CEO, taking over the reins of a very different company from the one he led when he stepped down as CEO in February 2020. With $1.5 billion in streaming losses in the last quarter alone, disgruntled Park fans, sinking cable networks like ESPN … Read more

Why Planet Fitness Hasn’t Raised Its Monthly Gym Price by $10 in 30 Years

New York CNN Business — A gym membership in the United States usually costs around $50 per month. Boutique gyms and high-intensity classes run doubles and triples. Planet Fitness, however, has offered monthly $10 memberships for 30 years. The no-frills gym chain hasn’t raised the price, making it one of the few things that still … Read more